The Enugu state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Vitus Okechi, has charged players of the seven-time Nigeria league champions, Rangers International F.C to go for a comprehensive win in the second leg playoff round of the Total/CAF Confederation Cup 2019/2020 encounter against visiting Togolese league champions, A.S.C.K.
The Commissioner gave this charge inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, after Rangers’ first training since returning from Lome where it narrowly lost the first leg by a 2-1 score line.
Okechi, who was at the stands of the Stade de Kegue Stadium, Lome over the weekend, said that the team he saw lost in Lome did enough to earn a draw in the match, but only gave in in the last few minute of the game due to loss of concentration.
He said: “This weekend’s match is a must-win. Enugu state government is solidly behind Rangers’ quest to emerge champions in all the competitions the team plays in.
“I know Rangers have what it takes to become champions. The team displayed some of its qualities in Lome, Togo in the first leg.”
He urged the players to dig deep and come up with the winning formula. The Togolese team Rangers lost to in Lome can’t stop the Flying Antelopes from progressing in the competition, Okechi said.
Rangers International lost the first leg of the playoff round 2-1 to A.S.C.K of Togo and must win with at least by a lone goal to pick one of the sixteen group stage tickets for the second tier continental club competition.
The return leg is scheduled for the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, ‘The Cathedral’, on Sunday, November 3, 2019, with kick-off fixed for 4.00pm.